Launch Your Career
The Washington Center serves students in all majors, with interests in a wide variety of fields. These include the government, nonprofit and business arenas, as well as many others that may partially overlap with them—the worlds of media and communications, science and technology, law and criminal justice, and international affairs. Let us know your interests, whatever they are. We’ll find you substantive and exciting internship options to help you on your way, so that whatever your professional interests may be, you’ll get access to an internship that fits your specific needs.
Our internships give you the chance to work almost full time, allowing you to feel like a member of the staff at your office. You may assist attorneys during a trial, evaluate capital markets, help in radio or television production or attend congressional hearings. You could be conducting scientific research, advocating policy positions, writing a business plan or developing websites and databases.
At the end of it all, you’ll not only be in a more secure position in today’s marketplace but also much more confident about your own talents and clearer on your own direction.
How TWC matches you with the right internship
The Washington Center maintains ties with more than 1,000 organizations that provide high-quality internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Our experienced staff knows which placements offer the best internship experiences for your profile.
Your application will be referred to potential internship sites, usually between five and eight. You should stay in close contact with your internship coordinator throughout the placement process, and you can use our online system to track where your application has been sent. You will likely have phone interviews with potential supervisors interested in your candidacy, and you will have the opportunity to accept or decline offers. Your internship coordinator will offer advice regarding specific options to help you make decisions, but you decide your final placement.